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ERIC Number: ED545387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Academic Tasks to Identify Students with Reading Disability in Malayalam among Upper Primary Students
Gafoor, K. Abdul; Remia, K. R.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the National Seminar on Learning Disability: No Child Left Behind (Pala, Kerala, India, Jun 27-28, 2013)
This study is to identify tasks which can be used to spot students with Reading Disability in Malayalam among Upper Primary students. It used secondary data collected from students of Kerala. Students were categorized as dyslexic and low achievers based on their performance in reading, writing and arithmetic tests. Data on performance of normal students were obtained from previous studies. The indices of performance of groups were obtained on 45 academic tasks. Tasks in Malayalam which can be objectively tested, to distinguish learners with dyslexia from normal learners and low achievers were identified. These tasks are related to four factors namely; ordering words according to alphabet, identifying incorrect spelling involving but not limited to glides, spelling of simple vocabulary, and use of symbols for vowels. It is suggested that, if these factors are used along with factors based on "tests in Malayalam" that can discriminate dysgraphic and dyscalculic learners, it will be helping in improving education of learning disabled children in the local context.(Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India